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This is just jaw-dropping: @kevinmgill  took Cassini images of Saturn and created a fantastic video that flies you over *250,000 km* of rings.

@NASAJuno  @NASAEuropaOthers  keep up the watch on the Ringed Planet from closer to home, including the tea @NASA_Hubblem , which just released this view, a bright reminder of all the beauty that Cassini revealed…and all that yet remains to be seen.

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"With giant Saturn hanging in the blackness and sheltering Cassini from the sun's blinding glare, the spacecraft viewed the rings as never before." This image of Saturn was captured #OTD  in 2006: #IdeasThatDefy 

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Today in 2017, the Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn's atmosphere, the end of its Grand Finale, which included a series of nearly two dozen nail-biting dives between the planet and its icy rings: 📷: @NASAJPL 

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Cassini's final dive through Saturn's rings gave us a wealth of details about small structures that reveal big facts about how the rings formed and evolve.

Cassini's final dive through Saturn's rings gave us a wealth of details about small structures that reveal big facts about how the rings formed and evolve.

Mimas in context. (That’s it next to the rings.) See more Cassini images of Mimas and Saturn’s other moons at

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⚡️ “The Cassini Legacy” When our mission to Saturn came to its dramatic conclusion, that wasn't the end of the science. Explore Cassini's legacy of exploration at:

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Two years ago today, our Cassini spacecraft entered the atmosphere of Saturn, becoming part of the planet it had explored for 13 years. This was not the end of the story.

Ten years ago today, our Cassini spacecraft captured these striking images of Saturn’s intricate rings.

Five years ago today, Cassini captured this look at Saturn’s rings casting intricate shadows. If you look closely, you might also spot two moons. Details:

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How stunningly ethereal is this!? 😍 Io and Europa float through space along their orbits, past Jupiter's giant red spot, in a video created by using still images taken by Cassini. 📷: NASA/JPL/Kevin M. Gill

Earth received ’s final signal at 7:55am ET. Cassini is now part of the planet it studied. Thanks for the science #GrandFinale 

Cassini'>Farewell Cassini, how far you’ve come. On this eve, in fiery death, Saturn & you are one. VIP (Vaporize In Peace): 2004-2017

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Cassini gave us Saturn, but also gave us Earth — as only deep space could reveal: Small. Frail. Lonely. Steeped in darkness.

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I made the mistake of imagining what it would be like to be Cassini, watching Saturn grow larger & larger, sending my discoveries home...

If you want some escapism, Cassini is taking some stunning pictures around Saturn at the moment. We live in a beautiful Universe.

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Nearing its end, Cassini delights again. Here is 35-km Pan in mind-blowing detail with its unmistakable accretionary equatorial bulge.

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